Is the next big startup opportunity a Facebook killer?

By Editor May 13, 2010

Caroline McCarthy of Cnet reported today about a group of NYU students working on a new social networking site called Diaspora that is (very) successfully raising funds through donations—$100K in fact in a very short period of time.  Its appeal seems to be based in large part on a burgeoning Facebook backlash—no doubt driven in large part by the social media giant’s many recent privacy foibles.  As many of the most successful startups have capitalized on the mistakes of giants, a Facebook “killer” may be the next big thing.  Could Diaspora be it?  Via Cnet: Diaspora about to hit $100,000 in donations